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Lets suppose you buy or find the winning lottery ticket in. US it's the powerball and get up 600,000,000. in canada its lotto max 60,000,000. I think in EU its EruoMillions (correct me if im wrong and what does it get to on average?) ..... I pretty sure we would all buy the Completionist pack but what else would you do with you new found wealth SC related (pc upgrade, donation) i would host a giant Imperium convention with open bar lol
Me and Jon (and an anonymous source that rhymes with rechfood) were discussing the financial situation of CIG. As Chris Roberts stated anyone with knowledge of the industry can deduce the cost of the game. We came to the conclusion that there's nothing to worry about. Heres the break down.
Price of commercial real estate in Santa Monica ($615 x the published size of their office 2900 sqr feet) / 12 months of the year = $148625
Without getting too much into detail (you can go look it up yourself for the other locations) we came to the conclusion that the rent for all studios is between 500k and 700k a month.
average salary at cig is ~82k a year * 261 employees / 12 months a year = 1.783 million a month for employee costs.
infrastructure is complicated and between computers internet and cloud servers food and various other costs we estimate the to be around 100k- 150k a month for the company
leaving the company expense at ~2.5mil at the low end and ~2.8 at the high end
which works out to 30 mil a year. Now accounting for start up costs and various other fees we estimate the total expenditure to be between 70 mil and 83 mil.
leaving them with a cash reserve of 20 mil - 8 mil
Now for the income,
the none sale months in the past year have brought in ~ 900k
the sale months bring in ~ 3 mil
what this all means
if CIG stopped bringing in money today then they would last between 8-3 months
If they continue to bring in revenue and the 100mil is quote "fully funded" like roberts has said they have enough capital to operate for 7-12 months if they stop taking in capital at 100 mil.
so basically your games going to come out. stop worrying.
The Star Citizen economy is a supply and demand model. Events in the universe will have a variety of effects on the economy, but almost all game events will affect the economy in some way. It should be relatively hard for a player to make a significant impact on the economy. Players will be able to own various “nodes”, which are basically factories, refineries, storefronts, and other such things. This allows players a bit more control over their local economies. The NPC population is designed to keep the player effects on the economy in check. The ratio of NPCs to players should be about 9 to 1.
Resource allocation will be the moving factor behind which way the economy goes. If you allocate much needed resources to a certain region, it will prosper. If it fails to get those resources, that region will struggle.Players will probably be able to most affect the economy by promoting the allocation of resources in particular ways (Or by the prevention of resource allocation). Probably the best way to do this would not be to try to draw in freelance workers to a particular region, but to draw large resource gathering operations to a particular region and promote development there.
The development of those regions is influenced by resource allocation and is also the main way players can greatly affect the economy. If you develop a certain planet in the right way, it could not only become a hub for resource gatherers, but for producers, and even distributors of goods. The more successful it becomes, the more people will want to capitalize off of that success. An influx of business will increase the value of its economy and pretty soon those initial refineries and production nodes will be booming with business.
However, no single player could achieve success of this scale on their own, in fact, with the NPCs composing 90% of the economy, it will be very difficult to achieve success like this even with a large group of players. This would probably be more of a long term goal for a large organization and would take significant time and effort.
Also, the more successful a region is, the more criminal interest it should develop. Pirates will probably begin to poach transports closer and closer to the planets and security will have to be developed or the piracy and criminal activity will increase and the planets risk losing the success they achieved.
So in essence, player control of the economy can be boiled down to one thing: NODES. You can draw players to your region using them and you can alter motivations for coming to your region. The nodes are the economic “seats of power” in the universe. I plan on sitting in a few of them Anyway, I think I should end on an informational note, so here’s a quote that exemplifies my point: “When you play the game of nodes, you win or you die.”